Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The Big Day Dowse

On Sunday Rich and I decided to leave Wellington for the day and head out to Lower Hutt for "The Big Day Dowse" which is an annual festival organised by the Dowse Art Gallery.

 When we arrived some artists were putting some tape art up on the side of the gallery - I always love a good bit of tape art.
The festival was pretty fun - we got the check out some bands, a market and circus performers. I especially loved this girl band, I forget their name but they were a lot of fun. I loved their matching fluro sunglasses too.
Whist we were out in Lower Hutt we figured we may check out some of the exhibits at the gallery. I loved this globe. There was a mixing deck near it an your could change what was happening on the surface of the earth by using the mixing deck. It's a really fun interactive exhibit - the kids at the gallery loved playing with it!

I also really liked the "Play" exhibit which was, amongst other things, a display of contemporary design for children. I want to have the frog chair at my house!

I'm not actually sure what exhibition this was part of, but I have to saw I loved this T-Rex with the glowing eyes!
After checking out The Big Day Dowse and spending some time at the art gallery we decided to head down to the Hutt River for a walk. Seeing the river made me realise just how bad our drought is - it looked like a stream compared with the last time I saw it.

I hope you all had a lovely weekend - we have Easter coming up this weekend which means FOUR WHOLE GLORIOUS days off work! My week is already half over - yah! 


Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your visit to the Gallery with us!I'd love to visit such a great festival and the design exhibition was awesome too! I'd love to have that black little chicken chair at home!
I wish you all the best for your Easter Holydays!
Love xxxxxx

Unknown said...

I am everytime amazed about how great your surroundings look like! There is a similar chair to the frog one by one finnish designer.. Called pony chair.. really expensive ;0

Vix said...

What a wonderful day out, art, sunshine, neon and fabulous scenery! Thanks for sharing! x

Anonymous said...

Ohh the Eames Elephant, I've always wanted one of those! For me, not any future children, that little cutie is all mine, MINE! ;)

Curtise said...

What a fabulous festival - I love a bit of interactive art! The kids' furniture is wonderful. xxx

Krista said...

I always think you have the best days out and about. This looks like a blast!

CityScape Skybaby said...

This festival looked great Trees, I'm not familiar with tape art at all but it seems really popular in NZ, maybe it's popular here too and I've just been oblivious. My seven year old would love that globe and the frog chair, and it looks a beautiful day out too, I'm so jealous! Can't wait for Spring to start properly here. xx

alicia said...

i love the pink rocking bunny!